Boomkat Product Review:
At 26 tracks wide and 2hr 22mins long, Playgroup’s Previously Unreleased collection forms one of the strongest portraits you’ll find for Trevor Jackson’s unique dancefloor style.
Issued over the course of summer ’16 in a series of 9 x 12”s, which are collected here in their entirety, Previously Unreleased rinses Jackson’s archive for still glowing, mongrel mutations of the boogie-disco, dub, hip hop, punk and electro that he grew up with as both a graff writer and nascent B-Boy. By the late ‘80s he’d turned his hand to designing classic record sleeves for the likes of S-Express and Eric B. & Rakim, and was subsequently producing rugged breaks records in the mid-late ‘90s as Underdog.
If you want track by track appraisals, check the individual vinyl release pages, but take it on trust that this is a hefty party load of tricks that sounds properly wide and heavy with amplification.